Fox Sports 1 Goes All Out During Super Bowl Week

This is the last of four posts regarding Fox and Super Bowl XLVIII. While Fox Sports 1 made a big splash when it launched on August 19 of last year, it hasn’t been making ripples in the sports media pond since. It will during Super Bowl Week when it goes all out to air shoulder […]

Fox Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Has A New York/New Jersey Feel

With Super Bowl XLVIII being played in the New York-New Jersey area, Fox is definitely using the New York City backdrop as a theme for its Fox Super Bowl Sunday pregame show which hits the air on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. The show will begin in New York’s Times Square […]

Fox Sports Live Announces its Cast

Well, Fox Sports 1 has unveiled the five member cast which will present sports discussion and highlights. Charissa Thompson will host and moderate. The previously announced cast member, former tennis star Andy Roddick, will be joined by former NFL’ers Donovan McNabb and Ephraim Salaam and former NBA’er Gary Payton. Also previously announced were former TSN […]

A Few Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for another sports media thoughts post. As always, it’s in bullet form. We are under two months to go until the launch of Fox Sports 1. We know of a few official talent hires like Andy Roddick, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, Regis Philbin and a few others. We now await the official word […]

A Much Too Rare Case of Wednesday Linkage

I’ve been neglecting a couple of things that have been staples of this site, linkage and sports media thoughts. I’m taking care of linkage today. I hope to have a sports media thoughts post this week. It’s all about managing time. Let’s go. Richard Deitsch of Sports lllustrated has his usual weekly media column. He […]

Quick Mid-Week Links

I’ll do some linkage here. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says Dick Vitale finally gets to call the NCAA Final Four, but for an international audience. John Ourand at Sports Business Daily reports that Fox is in talks with Regis Philbin to host a show on Fox Sports 1. Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report wonders […]

A Few Tuesday Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some sports media thoughts. These have been percolating in my head all day Monday. It’s fine time to pour them out and have you peruse through them. As always, they’re in bullet form. Monday’s announcement from NFL Network regarding its new morning show could be a game changer for sports television. If “NFL […]

Some Wednesday Night Linkage

I’ll do some more linkage for you this evening. You’re owed it. Why not? Thomas O’Toole from USA Today reports that Laurie Fine, the wife of ex-Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, is suing ESPN for libel saying a report ruined her reputation. Barry Petchesky of Deadspin goes inside the lawsuit and notes that Fine […]

ESPN2 Announces New Afternoon Talk Lineup

With “Jim Rome is Burning” leaving the ESPN2 lineup on January 27, the network has announced a revamped lineup with shows sliding over a half-hour to fill the hole left by Rome’s departure for CBS Sports. Shows like “Numbers Never Lie” hosted by Charissa Thompson and “Dan LeBatard is Extremely Crazy Highly Questionable” move from […]

ESPN2 Officially Unveils Charissa Thompson As Co-Host of “Numbers Never Lie”

Fans of SportsNation may have caught Charissa Thompson‘s ESPN2 debut last Friday. If they did, they should count themselves very lucky. And it’ll the first of many opportunities to see Charissa as she will co-host a new ESPN2 studio show, “Numbers Never Lie” which come from the same people who created SportsNation for ESPN2. In […]

People You Should Follow On Twitter, Part 7

I continue with my mini-series, People You Should Follow On Twitter. You have all types of accounts in sports business and sports media, college basketball and football, MLB, NFL, NHL, Golf, Olympics and Soccer. And you can find the previous installments here, here, here, here, here and here. Through the first six installments, we have […]

Jenn Sterger Takes Shots At ESPN For Hiring Hot Blonds

Ever since this whole Brett Favre sexting incident, Jenn Sterger has been trying to find her niche. Her show at Versus was canceled. Then she’s been doing various freelance gigs plus an interview with Good Morning, America, but really hasn’t found that signature role that she call her own. Then I happen to find through […]